Dr. Feyza Marouf, MD
Dr. Feyza Marouf is Boston Center for Memory's (BCM) Geriatric Psychiatrist. She is board certified in adult psychiatry with additional subspecialty certification in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Marouf directs the Fellowship Program in Geriatric Psychiatry based at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Prior to joining the staff at BCM, Dr. Marouf served for twelve years as an attending psychiatrist in the geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this role, she provided direct clinical services to patients and their families, including integrating psychiatric, neuropsychological, psychosocial, medical and neurological evaluations during extensive diagnostic assessment.
As an outpatient psychiatrist, Dr. Marouf worked closely with families and multidisciplinary clinical teams to develop individually tailored treatment recommendations, including the use of medication management, psychotherapy, family psychoeducation and social programs to address patient symptoms and support independence at home. She is an expert clinician in providing compassionate and collaborative care.
Dr. Marouf has been an educational leader in academic medicine for more than ten years. From 2010 to 2015, she served as the MGH Site Director for the Partners Healthcare Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship. In 2015, she was honored to be appointed Program Director for the fellowship, a complex, multi-site training program that is sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital but includes rotations at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, McLean Hospital and Hebrew Senior Life. In her time as program director, Dr. Marouf successfully expanded the training program, advancing the recruitment of fellows, increasing the size of the fellowship program and adding new training sites at the Boston VA and Newton Wellesley Hospital. Fellows in the program have presented at national conferences, had cases chosen by the New England Journal of Medicine, and have been highly recruited at Boston area hospitals. In term at Massachusetts General, Dr. Marouf has formally supervised more than 27 medical students, residents and fellows. She is the author of four textbook chapters on geriatric psychiatry, including an introduction to neurocognitive disorders for medical students, choosing a psychotherapy approach with older adults, the practical management of geriatric anxiety, and ethical dilemmas in capacity assessments for advanced practitioners. She has twice authored case discussions in the New England Journal of Medicine on medical-psychiatric patients.
As a clinician-educator, Dr. Marouf was the recipient of a 2011 Harvard medical student Teaching Award during their primary clinical experience at Massachusetts General Hospital. She continues to supervise MGH residents and fellows in psychodynamic psychotherapy and medication management. She has taught residents, fellows and medical students about late life mood disorders, psychiatric presentations of medical illness, the management of dementia, and managing geriatric patients in the emergency room. Dr. Marouf has delivered talks on geriatric psychiatry both locally and nationally. For twelve years, she has spoken to a national audience on Updates in Geriatric Psychiatry at the annual MGH Academy Psychopharmacology conference in Boston. She has given multiple presentations at national meetings of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) on making the decision to pursue fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry, personality disorders in late life, and assessments of who is safe to live alone. She has delivered grand rounds presentations on optimizing care for older adults with dementia to the MGH Palliative Care service and the department of psychiatry at North Shore Medical Center. She has presented to the MGH Leadership Council in Psychiatry and the Harvard Medical School division of Continuing Education on dementia and late life depression, and served as an expert discussant on the management of dementia during the coronavirus pandemic for the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts.
Dr. Marouf earned her medical degree from Stanford Medical School. She completed her internship in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and attended the Weill Cornell psychiatry residency training program, where she was chosen Co-Chief Resident in her final year. She pursued fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Westchester Division, under the mentorship of Sibel Klimstra MD. During her fellowship, she was a co-investigator in a NIMH funded grant on aging, white matter changes, executive dysfunction and depression with George Alexopoulous, MD. Following graduation, Dr. Marouf joined the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008 as an inpatient attending psychiatrist on the Blake 11 unit, where she led a team of nurses, social workers, residents and medical students in the psychiatric care of medically complex patients. She remains active in mentoring and supervising psychiatric residents and geriatric psychiatry fellows at MGH.